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Celebrate the Season

You won’t want to miss a single weekend this Advent Season! From November 27 and onward, our campus will be full of Christmas outreach events and festivities for adults and kids alike. Mark your calendar for a meaningful Christmas at Good Shepherd.

Ways to Get Connected

Advent Bible Study

Thursdays in December
8:00 to 9:00 am
Youth Room

Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this Advent season by joining us for our weekly Bible Study. When you know Jesus, you will realize Christmas is more than a nice story, and this study will keep your focus on Him during the holiday season.

Caroling on the Corner

Sunday, December 11
4:00 to 5:00 pm
Church Patio

Dress up in your most festive Christmas attire, we’re gathering for an evening of carols! All ages are invited to join us for hot cocoa, delicious cookies, and singing of Christmas carols on the corner of Yale and Irvine Center Drive. Join us for community and caroling, or if you’re too busy, drive by to hear the holiday cheer!

In Memory of our Loved Ones

Friday, December 16
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Youth Park & Room

The holiday season can be a joyous time, but for some it’s a time of sadness filled with memories of those they used to celebrate with. All are invited to a reflective and peaceful gathering to honor and celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us.

Ways to Serve Others

Adopt a Family
Gift Donations

Purchase gifts by
December 6

We need your help to shop for Christmas gifts benefiting families recovering from homelessness at Families Forward. We’ve set aside Outreach dollars that will reimburse you for the cost of purchasing the gifts up to $300 per family. Commit to support a family this Christmas by clicking the button below and contact Erin Steinhouser for details at erin@gslcirvine.org.

Shepherd's Tree
Gift Donations

Purchase gifts by
December 11

Bring holiday joy to families of Families Forward, Laura’s House & Ronald McDonald House this Christmas! Pick up an ornament on our Church campus with a requested gift, spend time shopping with your family, then return the gift back to us by December 11. Contact Teckla for details at tjmorini@gmail.com.

Feed the Homeless
Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, December 21
4:30 pm at Yale Navigation Center

The Yale Navigation Center is a 425-bed interim housing site that serves individuals and couples experiencing homelessness, with the ultimate goal of helping them find a permanent home. We are looking to host a special Christmas Dinner for them and need YOUR help! We are looking for congregants to donate the food we’ll serve that evening, to decorate the space to make it fun and festive, and to serve the meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Family Christmas Eve begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 23 with time in community celebrating Christmas! There will be cookie decorating, a hot cocoa bar, photo opportunities, and lots of festive fun. The Worship Service begins at 6:00 pm with Christmas carols, a kids message, and an inspirational sermon. The evening ends around 7:00 pm with a candlelight singing of Silent Night.

Our Candlelight Christmas Eve take place on Saturday, December 24 at 5:00, 9:30 & 11:00 pm in our Sanctuary. Grab a hot cocoa or a coffee on the Patio and take a photo with your family before you head into worship. Our services begin with classic Christmas carols, an impactful message, the sacrament of communion, and ends with a candlelight singing of Silent Night.

Our Traditions of Christmas Day begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, December 25 at 9:30 am. Enjoy a cozy Christmas morning before heading into church for a traditional worship service with organ-led hymns, communion, a meaningful message.

Whatever you feel comfortable in! You’ll see tons of people dressed in everything from t-shirts to their Sunday best, so there’s no pressure to dress a certain way. We do recommend layers, as it gets a little chilly in the evenings.

Pulling into a new church for the first time can be nerve-wracking. We want your parking experience to be as seamless as possible. We have designated parking for our guests, as well as accessible/handicap spots near ramped entrances to our Sanctuary.

Each service is about one hour long, but we encourage you to join us before or after for hot cocoa and community on our Church Patio.

Don’t worry, we’ve got this. Christmas at Good Shepherd is designed for the whole family. There’s lots of fun to be had at FLOCK where every week where our leaders pour into the next generation – raising up world-changers who love God and his house! As for festive gatherings that are great for the whole family, take a look at Shepherd’s Tree, Caroling at the Corner, FLOCK Christmas Party, and our Family Christmas Eve.

Our Family Christmas Eve Service on December 23 is tailored for younger congregants, but that doesn’t mean our Candlelight Christmas Eve Services won’t be enjoyable for them as well! We provide kids kits at each service for your child to engage in the worship service. A glow-stick candle is provided to each child for the singing of Silent Night.

And for those new mamas, we have a Family Viewing Room for you to nurse and take care of all of your families needs.

Campus Information

Location
4800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92604

Contact
(949) 552-1918
churchoffice@gslcirvine.org

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